[project1dev] Re: Combat system and camera angles

  • From: figarus@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:25:20 +0000

Tentatively, overhead like ff, chrono trigger...with some special case 
scenarios of course... And changing angles for dramatic effect for cut scenes- 
But if we can make it work with another view or a floating camera... I'm 
basically up for anything as long as its easy to use for the player
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Petersen <kentkmp@xxxxxxxxx>

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:18:42 
To: <project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [project1dev] Re: Combat system and camera angles

Out of curiosity, what is the camera view going to be in the end?

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> actually nevermind on the camera thing, i don't know how that would work w/
> mouse and keyboard and we want to make it work for both that and controller.
> save it for later i geuss if we want...
> that just leaves the transparency thing.  We can wait til if we need it
> before that goes in, no sense making something that might not even be
> needed.
> so lol, nevermind...
> but yeah, re: the combat thing, sounds good
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> er and by "look the direction you are running" i mean keep the not quite
>> overhead camera view, but basically it would rotate that so that the way you
>> were running was always straight up.  Hard to explain but shrug, probly
>> would be easy enough to code and see if it's good or not.
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> for the combat, sure.  yeah like you say its just 1 extra command,
>>> shouldn't be bad.
>>> for the camera that makes sense.  What may be easiest in that light then
>>> is making objects fade into semi transparency if they obscure the player,
>>> but i think having the camera look the direction you are running in the
>>> overworld still might work out, we'll have to try it (:
>>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 4:35 AM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hey alan I was thinking for the temp combat system, if there were three
>>>> menu items - defend, attack, super attack, all of which coincide with an
>>>> appropriate "stance" during rt - like if you super attacl you're 
>>>> vulnerable,
>>>> attack you take 1/2 total damage, defend you take zero damage, and the 
>>>> enemy
>>>> cycles through this as well... Itd only be one extra command but would
>>>> actually allow some test strategy, etc - not sure if it is worth it or how
>>>> much harder that would be...
>>>> Camera system - here is my apprehension... I read game reviews  and a
>>>> lot of ppl bitch about the camera if it is inconsistant or fucks with the
>>>> controls, etc.  I think it should be our main priority to make controls
>>>> fluid and intuitive.  If we can have a non fixed camera that allows that...
>>>> Great. I'd love to pllay with angles, etc for dramatic effect... Will
>>>> probably require testing to see.... I just don't want camera issues to drag
>>>> down the game but you're more experienced than me on dealing with that so I
>>>> trust your instincts :)
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